to night; many horses were captured; and the aznramution and well-filled* war-chest plundered. The news of Eajabhiivara's death reached his venerable mother who was residing in her palace (candrasala) at Vijaya- nagara. When she heard the news, she became inconsolably distressed. It is impossible to describe her grief. For the fault of her son, she put an end to herself by eating bellahara.^ His three wives offered their jewels, clothes, ornaments decked with gems, jadabangarus, sisafallus, and pearl-necklaces to the great Grod embodied in the Yajnapxiruisa (sacrificial fire) ; and they also swallowed bellahara similarly, and secured release (from the body). After these events had taken place, the three Padunahas marched upon Vidyanagara, and having plundered ail the wealth including dresses and jewels stored up in the treasury of the fort that stood in the plain outside the city, they return- ed to their respective places, taking with them chariots, elephants, horses, and other kinds of vehicles. Then (Yadula Saha) sent away the three kings, viz., Akhabara Jaladmu Padusaha, Imaninliiku Padusaha of Varadadesa, and Nizam Saha Bhaiiy Padnsaha with presents. He also sent the bones of Rajabhuvara to Benares vssu that they might be thrown iu the waters of the Granges). Next, he proceeded to Penugonda with the object of conquering the place ; and having laid siege to it for a month, he captured it, after a stubborn fight. He posted his own garrison in the fort, and returned to Vijapura. Raja- bhuvara died on Monday, Vaisakha, ba 8, i§ravana of the year Raktaksi (S.S. 14:86)t The S&atcnrajaiM Bakhair is finished in Tuesday Asadha ba 4 of the year KrodhL Mac. Afts. 19-1-41, pp. 1-31; L*R. 24, pp^-107-73. * The meaning of the -word jkaditajhaiS^ ns«d in the text in this context is not quite dean f Bella means jaggery, and ahara. U food. Therefore, belfaj&ra must be takea to mean food prepared of jaggery. Since, the mother of Rajabhuvara died after consum- ing it, poison must have been one of its ingredients. t TnU date is irregular. Th* details ar« applicable to 1487 Krodha»a, Monday », April AJD., 1565.